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WIU's Anderson to Present on National Parks

February 27, 2017

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University will host a presentation by Associate Professor Patricia Anderson on the National Parks Service and the destruction of archaeological sites on public land at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 in the Malpass Library Garden Lounge.

Anderson teaches courses on archaeology and Native North American cultures in the WIU Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Anderson's dissertation research was on the ancient Maya civilization of Yucatan, Mexico.

She has also participated in or conducted archaeological investigations in Illinois, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Puerto Rico and St. Croix. Her current research focuses on anthrozoology, the study of human-animal relationships.

The talk is open free to the public. Light refreshments will be served after the talk.

For more information, contact Linda Zellmer at or (309) 298-2723.

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